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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 11:39 AM
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22. So they got a more embarrassing title...
Seems to me that the Navy wanted something with "admiral" in it to properly differentiate between stars and lower ranks.

The other services have well-defined differences between company, field, and general officers, and that "Commodore" just didn't fit in.

Fitting, though, that the flag officer of commodes is now the lower half.

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  -What's a "rear admiral?" And why aren't there any "forward admirals?" mistertrickster  Nov-11-03 10:38 PM   #0 
  - A doctor who treats herrorhoids?  greatauntoftriplets   Nov-11-03 10:39 PM   #1 
  - Rear Admirals are in charge of the entire fleet  neuvocat   Nov-11-03 10:40 PM   #2 
  - Well in the old days . . .in the Navy  qwertyMike   Nov-11-03 10:44 PM   #3 
  - Not to be gay  lynndew2   Nov-11-03 10:45 PM   #4 
  - There are Vice Admirals. Are they forward?  Wwagsthedog   Nov-11-03 10:46 PM   #5 
  - Rear Admiral = Major General  mobuto   Nov-11-03 10:47 PM   #6 
  - Yes, technically... but not really... Major Generals are in charge  WannaJumpMyScooter   Nov-13-03 03:03 PM   #32 
  - Rear Adm = 2 stars  DemoTex   Nov-11-03 10:52 PM   #7 
  - Eisenhower was a General of the Army  mobuto   Nov-11-03 11:16 PM   #10 
     - Grant, Sherman and Sheridan had 3 stars, no?  WannaJumpMyScooter   Nov-12-03 02:01 AM   #16 
     - Grant was a Lt. General  NoPasaran   Nov-13-03 12:29 PM   #27 
     - General of the Army...  TreasonousBastard   Nov-13-03 11:33 AM   #21 
     - General of the Armies of the United States  Aristus   Nov-13-03 12:50 PM   #29 
     - Other armies use the term "Marshall", but Marshall Marshall was too funny  SpikeTrees   Nov-13-03 12:02 PM   #25 
  - The Navy doesn't have any one-star Admirals (aka Commodores)  IndianaGreen   Nov-11-03 11:00 PM   #8 
  - Yes, they do... they used to be called Commodores  WannaJumpMyScooter   Nov-12-03 01:59 AM   #15 
  - You go to the War College before you get your first star  OldSoldier   Nov-13-03 11:19 AM   #19 
  - so they go ordering the Brigadier Generals to do pushups and stuff?  SpikeTrees   Nov-13-03 12:34 PM   #28 
  - However, the Rank of "Commodore" Was Revived in Vietnam  UTUSN   Nov-13-03 12:56 PM   #30 
  - It's Navy rank  scottcsmith   Nov-11-03 11:01 PM   #9 
  - The rank of Commodore was retired years ago, ...  rasputin1952   Nov-11-03 11:45 PM   #12 
  - 1986 is when the rank of Commodore was replaced by RADM (LH)  IndianaGreen   Nov-12-03 12:01 AM   #14 
  - You are right  IndianaGreen   Nov-11-03 11:56 PM   #13 
     - After the Commodores sang disco  WannaJumpMyScooter   Nov-12-03 02:03 AM   #17 
     - Serious answer...  OldSoldier   Nov-13-03 11:25 AM   #20 
        - So they got a more embarrassing title...  TreasonousBastard   Nov-13-03 11:39 AM   #22 
  - When shit start rolling down hill  peterh   Nov-11-03 11:23 PM   #11 
  - Heh, okay, got an education here . . . thanks  mistertrickster   Nov-12-03 05:59 PM   #18 
  - historically the rear Admiral was on the last vessel  Kellanved   Nov-13-03 11:49 AM   #23 
  - Old, old naval history...  DrWeird   Nov-13-03 11:59 AM   #24 
  - Here's a good synopsis of the term  WorstPresidentEver   Nov-13-03 12:04 PM   #26 
  - Captain of the poop deck  underpants   Nov-13-03 01:02 PM   #31 
  - Some information on Military Ranks (mostly Army)  happyslug   Nov-13-03 03:40 PM   #33 
  - REMF  WeirdSceneGoldmine   Nov-13-03 05:02 PM   #34 
  - I might be wayyy off  absyntheNsugar   Nov-13-03 05:19 PM   #35 

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